Work starts on upgrade of Riverina highway at Lake Hume village

3 November 2016

Member for Albury Greg Aplin today announced the start of work on stage two of the major safety upgrade of the Riverina Highway, south west of Bethanga Bridge to Lake Hume Village.

Mr Aplin said the NSW Government has allocated $11 million to provide road users with a safer journey along this section of the Riverina Highway.

“Work being carried out includes widening the road, installing safety barriers and improving the road surface,” he said.

“The site compound was set up in late October with preparation for the project’s stockpile sites starting this week.

“Surveying, fencing and clearing is to be completed before Christmas, weather permitting.

“This project will provide consistent travelling conditions from Bethanga Bridge to Lake Hume Village and improve safety by increasing the lane and shoulder widths of the road.

“Work is being carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm, and on weekends between 7am and 1pm, weather permitting.

“Work will stop during the Christmas and New Year period from 16 December to 8 January next year to ensure the best flow of holiday traffic. A winter break is also scheduled for 1 July to 4 September 2017 and the community will be advised closer to the date once this has been confirmed.

“Minor traffic delays and reduced speed limits will be in place at times for the safety of workers, motorists and other road users. Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all traffic control and signs.

“This work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2018. Stage one, from Sandy Creek to Lake Hume Village was finished in March 2016.

“Motorists and other road users are thanked for their patience while this work is carried out.”

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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